The problem with relating stones to months rather than to astrological sun signs, is that about two thirds of the way through the month, a new sun sign begins. The sign of the last one third of the month is different in nature than the sign occupying the first two thirds of the month and has different affinities. An esoteric association of sun signs and gems is shown below.
Aries – carnelian, ruby, and red stones
- Taurus – peridot, topaz
- Gemini – green beryl, emerald and green stones
- Cancer – garnet and orange stones
- Leo – lapis lazuli, sapphire and blue stones
- Virgo – rock crystal, diamond and colorless stones
- Libra – zircon, bloodstone
- Scorpio – agate
- Sagittarius – amethyst and violet stones
- Capricorn – chrysolite, citrine and yellow stones
- Aquarius – onyx
- Pisces – jasper
This arrangement includes the three primary colors-red, yellow, and blue, plus their complimentary colors -green, violet, and orange. White, brown, and mixed colors are also shown. The moon sign, ascendant, and ruling planet, also have affinities with gems in addition to those linked to the sun signs. Some people tune to these stones more than those associated with their sun signs.
Be cautious regarding claims of occult power attributed to different metals, gems, and minerals. While it is true that they all radiate unseen forces, it is also true that many contradictory and unfounded claims are made by authors and teachers in this field of study. The Adepts of Esoteric Wisdom have the last word concerning the emanations and soul nature of earths’ metals, gems, and minerals.
Two interesting books to consider are The Curious Lore of Precious Stones by George Frederick Kunz, and The Occult and Curative Powers of Precious Stones by William T. Fernie.
Bruce Johnson has over 30 years of study in the fields of Ancient Wisdom and occultism. He has taught classes on a wide range of topics, from Atlantis to mediums to Zoroaster. He is also a spiritualist minister, with a background in spiritual astrology. He lives in Colorado with his wife and their cat.